Meet the Team

 Mike Ginani


Founding Principal and LEGAL SEARCH CONSULTANT

Over the course of his career as an attorney search consultant, Mike has consistently achieved results for his clients by recruiting the most highly coveted practice group leaders throughout the United States. In addition to placing leading law firm partners in corporate, intellectual property, and litigation positions, Mike has also proven himself a leader in assisting his corporate clients in recruiting in-house counsel, including general counsel, deputy and associate general counsel, and scores of senior counsel for both public and private companies in variety of industries including the energy and technology sectors.

Mike is based in Dallas but works throughout the country. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Mike was in the financial industry. Mike graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Marketing. Outside of the office, Mike enjoys coaching soccer, cooking and spending time with his wife, Shani, and two children, Madison and Andrew.

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Stewart WesselStewart Wessel

Principal and Legal Search Consultant

Stewart Wessel is a Principal of Aspire Legal Search Group.  Stewart’s focus is on placing Partners and Practice Groups for law firms across the country.  He prides himself on learning what motivates his candidates and matching those desires with the appropriate clients.  Stewart has been very successful in placing candidates in some of the top legal markets in the country by utilizing this philosophy.

Prior to becoming a recruiter, Stewart was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a security technology company based in Dallas.  Stewart graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.  He lives just outside of Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.  He enjoys cycling and watching his girls compete in athletics.

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Candice Mitchum


Candice Mitchum is a Legal Search Consultant in the Houston office of Aspire Legal Search Group.  She provides leading attorneys, law firms, and companies with insightful, consultative recruiting service that drives business success in a dynamic legal market.  Candice specializes in recruiting and placing lateral associates and partners with leading regional, national and international law firms across Texas and throughout the country.  She also has considerable experience with corporations, placing lateral attorneys in in-house counsel opportunities.

A native East Texan, Candice majored in marketing at The University of Texas at Tyler, then worked for a boutique legal recruiting firm in Dallas where she developed a keen interest in the industry.  Prior to joining Aspire Legal Search Group, Candice was Senior Partner with a national recruiting firm in Houston.  Serving on the Mutton Bustin’ Committee for Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo is a passion of hers.  She is also active in Stewards of the Wild.

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Viridiana Feldman

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With over ten years of experience in the professional recruiting field, Viridiana “Viri” Feldman specializes in placing partners and practice group leaders across the globe.  Tremendously outgoing and enthusiastic, she builds deep relationships with her candidates as she helps them advance their career.  Viri attended the prestigious Technologico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterey, Mexico before transferring to The University of Texas at Arlington where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations Specialty and a Minor in Business.  She is originally from Mexico and now resides in Plano, TX with her husband, Brad, two daughters, Daniella and Alyssa.  Viri enjoys building memories with her family.

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